With the decrease in both COVID-19 and influenza-related cases, we're easing our face mask requirements within our clinical facilities.

Patients and visitors:

  • Face masks are optional for all patients and visitors unless you have upper respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever)
  • Masks are available at entrances to ensure easy access

View more information and resources for patients and visitors

Faculty, staff, learners, contractors and vendors:

  • Continue to wear a mask when providing direct patient care to inpatients (patients staying in the hospital while they receive care)
  • Face masks are optional in outpatient care locations. Exceptions:
    • A patient requests the care provider wear a mask
    • All James outpatient care locations
    • Certain other outpatient care locations where high-risk patients are seen

Updated policy as of Friday, April 14, 2023

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